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STDs, pregnancy and more all discussed at school

By Olivia Shumaker Special Writer for The Review An intense speaker with an equally intense message to deliver. Yet that was no deterrent to Pam Stenzel, who visited Lake Orion High School to talk about the importance of abstinence and the dangers of sex for teens....more >>

All-day K program getting noticed nationally

Lake Orion Community Schools all-day, every-day kindergarten program was recently honored. It was selected for the Magna Best Practices Database based on the program's innovative practices....more >>
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Animals invade Independence

Some students jumped while others were intrigued by the tarantula in Mark Rosenthal's hand last Friday. But the Independence Elementary students couldn't take their eyes off the creature as Rosenthal, from Animal Magic, talked about the baby tarantula during the school's festival day centered around The Wonderful World of Animals....more >>
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One day to help

Clarkston Community Schools students help the Earth as part of every day. North Sashabaw Elementary and Pine Knob Elementary took it one step farther by taking a whole day to celebrate Earth in April....more >>
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Run like the wind

Springfield Plains Elementary students cooled down after an hour of exercising with yoga last Wednesday morning. For an hour the students jumped, stretched, ran, kicked and moved during their second annual A....more >>

RoboCats finish 7th at world championships

The Oxford High School Robocats showcased their talents for all the world to see as they finished as one of the top teams in the world at the World Championships, held in St. Louis April 27-30....more >>
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OHS auto students shine at state competition

Oxford is rapidly becoming known as the school district that produces first-rate automotive students. Case in point, OHS seniors Nick Colangelo and Chris Marshall walked away with tons of honors at the Michigan Industrial & Technology Education Society's (MITES) annual automotive competition held April 29 at the Tuscola Technology Center in Caro....more >>
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Doing their part

Second-graders from Daniel Axford Elementary literally hit the trail last week. The students walked the Polly Ann Trail and Powell Lake Township Park nature trail, picking up trash, learning about nature and exploring all their local paths have to offer....more >>
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Look mom, I made it myself!

Contrary to what the credit card companies, catalogs and television commercials tell us everyday, the best gifts aren't purchased, they're made by little hands. Last week, some industrious Oxford Elementary School students devoted some classroom time to creating special presents for Mother's Day....more >>

Robotics equal $32K in scholarships for Shumaker

Cole Shumaker, a senior drive team member of the Oxford Robocats, was recently recognized as one of two students from around the country to win two FIRST scholarships at the World Championships in St Louis, MO on April 27-30....more >>
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OHS band performs on Liberty Island

By Andrew Moser Leader Staff Writer Oxford High School band members took their performance on the road to New York last month as they were given the opportunity to play in front of the Statue of Liberty....more >>
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Express yourself!

Oxford High School's talented students displayed their creative sides by hosting a wonderful art show last week. From paintings and ceramics to cartoons and culinary delights, the event was a showcase for these budding young artists to reveal who they were, who they are and who they will become thanks to their natural gifts and all they've learned through school....more >>
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A lesson in taxes, laws

Students in Robert Murray's fourth-grade class at Leonard Elementary got a lesson in taxation and the power of law enforcement when Addison Township Supervisor Bruce Pearson and Sgt....more >>
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Lakeville time machine!

Lakeville Elementary was transformed into a time machine Friday night as the school hosted its annual Spring Fair. Dressed in garb from their favorite decades, students and parents enjoyed the Nifty '50s, the Groovy '60s, the Polyester-clad '70s and the Gnarly '80s....more >>
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1908: David Oistrakh, violinist.
1924: Truman Capote, author and playwright whose works include Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood.
1927: W.S. Mervin, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
1928: Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, writer, best known for his first book Night about his own experiences in concentration camps.
1935: Johnny Mathis, singer.
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in history
1703: The French, at Hochstadt in the War of the Spanish Succession, suffer only 1,000 casualties to the 11,000 of their opponents, the Austrians of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I.
1791: Mozart's opera The Magic Flute is performed for the first time in Vienna
1846: The first anesthetized tooth extraction is performed by Dr. William Morton in Charleston, Massachusetts.
1864: Confederate troops fail to retake Fort Harrison from the Union forces during the siege of Petersburg.With Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia stubbornly clinging to Petersburg, Ulysses S. Grant decided to cut its vital rail lines.
1911: Italy declares war on Turkey over control of Tripoli.